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In The News – Drum Corps Chairman Resigns Amid Scrutiny Of His Hiring Of Disgraced Teacher

The chairman of Drum Corps International’s board of directors has resigned, just days after he came under scrutiny for employing a man who lost his teaching license in Florida because he sent sexually explicit text messages to a student. Fred Morrison, who remains executive director of the Crossmen drum corps of San Antonio, Texas, had […]

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Announcing The 2018 Troopers Hall Of Fame

The Troopers Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming induction of the 2018 Hall of Fame class. The following individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, July 12th at a private ceremony at Ft. Caspar shortly before the corps performs a free concert where the inductees will be […]

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Bluecoats Announce Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2018

The Board of Directors of Bluecoats, a youth performing arts organization based in Canton, Ohio, is pleased to announce the inductees into the group’s Hall of Fame for 2018. Selected by unanimous vote were John Lowe, Brad Palmer and Jay Wise. John Lowe is from Richardson, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from […]

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Cavaliers Partners With Adrian College For 2018 Pre-Tour

The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, the seven-time Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion, is excited to spend this year’s pre-tour training at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. While the Color Guard is in Chicago for their week at Visceral Dance Studio and the Drum Line is at Michigan State for their early move-in, the […]

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Brass & Brats Music Festival – June 21, 2018

Forward Performing Arts presents “Brass & Brats” featuring the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps on Thursday, June 21st at 6 p.m. at historic Breese Stevens Field. Part of the Make Music Madison Festival, this free event also features performances by Mad Brass, Black Star Drum Line, Brass Knuckles, and the Madison Brass Band. Make […]

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In The News – Amid Sexual-Misconduct Scandal, A New Code Of Conduct For Drum Corps

In a departure for the decades-old youth organization, Drum Corps International this week unveiled a new code of conduct that sets standards for how its largely autonomous member organizations should address sexual misconduct. It includes a ban on sexual contact between staff and participants. It comes six weeks after an Inquirer and Daily News investigation […]

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In The News – Prosecutors Set Sights On Former Drum Corps Director George Hopkins

Former Allentown drum corps director George Hopkins, ousted last month amid allegations of sexual misconduct, is now the target of a criminal investigation, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed. Four of Hopkins’ accusers said they had been in contact with prosecutors. One, Jess Beyer, accused Hopkins of raping her in his apartment in […]

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Troopers Announce 2018 Program

The Casper, Wyoming based Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps are proud to present their 2018 program “The New Road West.” For complete details on the synopsis of this year’s show, visit www.troopersdrumcorps.org/single-post/The-New-Road-West The Troopers begin their spring training in Douglas, Wyoming next Tuesday at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds. On June 8th they will move to […]

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May 18 Launch Event For 2018 Minnesota Brass SoundSport/Drumline Battle

Our launch event for potential new SoundSport AND DrumBattle ensembles will be this Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 2700 Winter Street in NE Minneapolis (the ‘Sears rehearsal site’ familiar to MBI alumni). Potential members in any section including brass, percussion and color guard should plan on attending. This […]

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Liberty Success At Indoor Music Games

On May 5th, Liberty kicked off their summer season at Indoor Music Games Essex. Not only was this the group’s first performance of their 2018 show, but it was also several members first ever performances with Liberty! After the longer-than-planned journey due to some major roadworks, Liberty made it to the Basildon venue with little […]

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